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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
ASC : Purchasing
Whitby, Ontario



Reports To:

Procurement Manager



Position Overview

The Buyer is responsible for the tactical procurement of commodities, supplies, equipment, and services to be used by the organization. The Buyer coordinates his or her efforts with staff in order to maintain the appropriate level of inventory. The Buyer is responsible for managing supplier performance as well as recommending and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives to improve performance.

Essential Job Functions
  • Purchase raw materials, components and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Negotiate Supply Agreements, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Maintain solid working relationships with Production Planning/Manufacturing team to ensure timely execution of Manufacturing Schedule and new item introduction plans.
  • Working closely with the Engineering team on identifying sources, lead time and pricing for new or modified parts.
  • Maintaining accuracy of ERP-driven purchase order data, including items, quantities, due dates, special instructions and terms and conditions. Expediting as required.
  • Resolving any purchase price variances and invoicing discrepancies.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field
  • 3-5 years of Purchasing experience required, including forecasting, supply chain management and working with both internal and external customers
  • Strong mechanical background, understanding budgets and operational requirements.
  • Experience in supply chain logistics
  • Working knowledge of SAP or other MRP systems
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and techniques
  • Ability to read drawings and understand technical specifications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure

Work Conditions
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.